Traﬃc deaths have a permanent impact on those aﬀected by the loss. We need to work together to reach our Vision Zero goal and prioritize safety for everyone traveling on our roads, whether they choose to walk, bike, ride transit, or drive.
Due to COVID-19, the Community Planning & Permitting Department is conducting business and providing services virtually. Our physical office in Boulder is currently closed to the public. Current days/hours of service are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday.
Make a suggestion to improve Boulder County Roads
To submit a suggested improvement to a roadway in unincorporated Boulder County, complete the online request form. Types of requests may include but are not limited to:
- Sidewalk, multi-use path, or crosswalk improvements
- Bike lanes or bikeable shoulder improvements
- Changes to traffic signals or intersection improvements
- Other improvements that you think would make our roads safer
Boulder County’s Vision Zero goal: eliminate serious injuries and fatal traﬃc crashes in unincorporated Boulder County by 2035.
As of July 26
people have died in traffic crashes in unincorporated Boulder County in 2021.
As of July 26
people have died in traffic crashes in cities and towns in Boulder County in 2021.
The Traffic Crash Analysis reviews crashes from 2009 to 2018 on roads in Unincorporated Boulder County and the four incorporated mountain towns in western Boulder County (Lyons, Jamestown, Nederland, and Ward). The plan analyzes crashes on Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) highways, Boulder County roads, and local roads within the four Mountain Towns.
Outlines Boulder County’s long-term vision for a safe and equitable transportation system, including projects, programs, and performance measures such as Boulder County’s 2035 Vision Zero goal.
Boulder County led a Vision Zero Community Partnership Meeting, previously hosted by the City of Boulder, to provide an engagement opportunity for all local, regional, and state-wide agency partners, Transportation Advisory Boards, bicycle advocacy groups, local school districts, and law enforcement officials to collaborate on our Vision Zero safety goals, policies, and projects. The meetings promote the exchange of ideas and input between partners and discussion of challenges with advancing transportation safety, education, and awareness messaging for Boulder County’s community. Boulder County will be hosting the next meeting in the fall.
All Fatal Traﬃc Crashes in Boulder County in 2021
January 13th, 7:12 a.m. – A motorist on US 36 (North Foothills Highway) crossed the centerline at Hygiene Road, causing a four-vehicle crash. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was killed.
January 23th, early a.m. – A northbound motorist on US 287 drifted off the left side of the road at Plateau Road, striking several trees before coming to rest in a ditch. A passenger in the vehicle was killed.
January 26th, 3:30 p.m. – A southbound motorist on US 287 lost control of their vehicle south of Park Ridge Avenue and spun into oncoming traffic before being broadsided by a northbound motorist. The at-fault driver was killed. See the Times-Call article.
February 19th, 7:03 p.m. – A southbound motorist was driving the wrong way on the shoulder of SH 93 north of SH 170 and entered the northbound lanes, colliding with two other vehicles. The at-fault motorist was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
March 31st, 7:30 p.m. – An eastbound motorist on SH 66 attempted to pass another vehicle near Pace Street, causing a head-on crash. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
April 10th, 6:40 a.m. – A northbound motorist on US 287 crossed the centerline at Niwot Road, causing a head-on crash with a southbound motorist. Both drivers involved were killed in the crash. See the Times-Call article.
April 10th, 2:42 p.m. – A southbound motorcyclist on US 287 was weaving in and out of traffic, causing a collision with a parked construction truck in the center median near Arapahoe Road. The driver of the at-fault motorcycle was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
May 3rd, 12:55 p.m. – A southbound motorist on N 63rd Street veered across the northbound lane at Oxford Road and struck a set of jersey barriers. The vehicle then rolled back across N 63rd before coming to rest in a ditch. The driver involved in the single-vehicle crash was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
May 20th, 3:00 p.m. – An eastbound motorist on South Boulder Road struck a cyclist near Manhattan Drive. The cyclist involved in the crash was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
July 15th, 6:14 p.m. – A westbound motorist on Lee Hill Drive attempted to turn left onto Wagonwheel Gap Road, causing a head-on crash with an eastbound cyclist on the road. The cyclist involved in the crash was killed. See the Daily Camera article.
July 16th, 11:50 a.m. – A motorist on Melissa Lane attempted to turn left onto Valmont Road, causing a broadside crash with an eastbound motorcyclist on Valmont Road. The motorcyclist involved in the crash was killed.
July 22nd, 2:55 p.m. – A northbound motorist on US 287, just south of SH 52, rear ended another northbound motorist and then traveled onto the raised center median, causing a collision with a delineator post. The motorist continued to travel northbound on 287, eventually coming to a stop on a raised traffic island next to the right turn lane. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was killed. See the Daily Camera article.